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Latin style

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by azeng808, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. azeng808


    Dec 12, 2004
    Hello, after listeing to the song El Centro ( a jazz/latin song) , I got interested into latin music. Is there any style of playing (ex rythms, chord patterns/progression, scales) that are essential to this style? Thanks
  2. Snarf


    Jan 23, 2005
    Glen Cove, NY
    In a word, yes.

    This stuff should be easy to find.
  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    "Latin" covers a huge range of musical styles, all with their own distinctive rhythms...impossible to sumarise it in a few words here!! :meh:
  4. Stride000


    Mar 15, 2006
    Like any style of music, latin has it's own rythms, grooves and feel. You should be able to easily find books or info on line about it but the best way to get the hang out of it, again like any style, is to listen to the masters the more you can.
  5. ToR-Tu-Ra


    Oct 15, 2005
    Mexico City

    +1 on what Bruce said.

    I'd reccomend listening a lot to this variety of styles...

    Myself I like chachacha, rumba, guaguanco, mambo and danzon the best... but there's a lot more than those.

    Good Luck!!!
  6. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
    Pick up the "Latin Bass Book" from Sher Publishing. It comes with 3 CDs and is more than enough to get you started.

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